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Disable the Profile Picker window in Chrome on a computer

Do you want to disable the Chrome profiles selection window at startup? Learn how to customize the browser's startup screen in the browser app.

Google Chrome displays the profile selection window at startup, allowing users to select the profile or Google account to load in case of a multi-account setup.

However, we can turn off the startup profile window. We can also delete existing secondary profiles, keeping one profile to stop the Chrome profile selector window from appearing.

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Note: Removing the profiles feature is impossible since it is the Chrome app’s core functionality.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to disable the Profile selector window at Chrome app startup.

Method 1: Disable the ‘Show on Startup’ in the Chrome Profile Window

The Show on Startup is enabled by default. Hence, you will see the profiles window at the launch of the browser app. If you turn off this option, the profile selector will not appear at start-up. Here are the steps to turn it off:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your PC.
    The profile selection window shall appear immediately.
  2. Uncheck the Show at Startup option present at the bottom right.
    Show on Startup option in Chrome
  3. Select a Profile to launch the Chrome app.

Next time, launching the browser app will no longer bring the profile selector screen. Instead, you will automatically log in with the profile you used in your previous browsing session.

Method 2: Delete Multiple Chrome Profile Accounts

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Note: deleting the Chrome profile will also delete the saved data associated with it and remove it from the browser storage. Consider using this method only if the first method is not working.

The profile selector window only appears if multiple Chrome profiles are added to the browser. Hence, deleting all other secondary profiles can disable the selector of a window. Here are the steps to remove:

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your machine.
    The profile selection window shall appear immediately.
  2. Click More vertical 3-dots icon on the profile to be removed.
  3. Select the Delete command from the options menu.
    Chrome Profile Delete Command option
  4. Hit the Delete button in the confirmation dialog box.
    Delete Command to Remove Chrome Profiles

Continue to delete the profiles except for your primary ones. Once you have only a profile, the Chrome profiles picker window at startup will be disabled.

Bottom Line

The ability to add a new Chrome profile and switch between multiple ones in Chrome has existed for quite a long time.

However, the browser’s decision to add a new sizeable pop-up screen at every bootup seems to have irked some users.

In this case, we can turn off the profile selector at the start-up. It shall open the profile that was last used and closed.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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